The Supreme Court had been trying to duck this issue.
But there is no way to avoid it now.
And Clarence Thomas is going to be faced with an unthinkable decision that no one saw coming.
On Tuesday, the Alabama State Senate passed the strongest pro-Life bill in America.
The legislation ends abortion at every stage of pregnancy and punishes abortionists with up to 99 years in prison.
The Alabama Senate on Tuesday approved the nation’s toughest anti-abortion ban, hoping the legislation will spark a legal challenge leading to the demise of Roe v. Wade.
The legislation is even stricter than the wave of so-called heartbeat bills that have recently been passed by Republicans in Georgia and other conservative states, who believe the Supreme Court’s new conservative majority is poised to chip away at, or perhaps obliterate, abortion rights. The Alabama bill would outlaw virtually all abortions in the state, and doctors could face up to 99 years in prison — basically a life sentence — for performing an abortion.
“The Supreme Court is not a body that makes a ruling forever,” said state Republican Sen. Clyde Chambliss, who acknowledged the purpose of the legislation is to overturn longstanding precedent.
The state Senate approved the bill, 25-6, with one abstention, after nearly five hours of debate, during which Democrats did most of the talking. Just days earlier, the state Senate had scrapped a vote amid a heated floor debate over GOP efforts to strip from the bill exceptions for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest.
Abortion lobbyists promised swift court challenges even though the bill does not go into effect for six months.
With the number of states passing “heartbeat bills” which ban abortion after six weeks when a heartbeat is detected, it is impossible for this law not to wind up before the Supreme Court.
It takes four justices to vote to “grant cert” and allow a case to be heard before the Supreme Court.
Clarence Thomas certainly wants to see Roe v. Wade repealed.
But he and the other conservative Justices vote to grant cert knowing Chief Justice John Roberts has betrayed conservatives in past major cases like the challenge to Obamacare.
Will Thomas and the other three conservative justices vote to hear the Alabama case and risk Roberts siding with the Left and striking down the Alabama law and leaving Roe in place?
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.